How to Track Botnets

In this section we introduce our methodology to track and observe botnets with the help of honeypots. Tracking botnets is clearly a multi-step operation: First one needs to gather some data about an existing botnets. This can for example be obtained via an analysis of captured malware. Afterwards one can hook a client in the networks and gather further information. In the first part of this section we thus want to introduce our techniques to retrieve the necessary information with the help of honeypots. And thereafter we present our approach in observing botnets.